It is time the suffering end and the public's confidence in the integrity of our judiciary be restored. And this book is currently underapreciated. It'll leave you feeling like the only thing missing from the image of the judge sitting high on the bench in the black robe is the black hood. It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong. Johnson, an unconventional 74-year-old, has long been a fierce advocate for fathers' rights in family courts. The robe is considered a reminder of the law and a symbol of neutrality.
Good thing there is others of us out here that know that child support is the main driving point for fathers to obtain custody. She names names,and seems to be daring them to challenge her revelations in court. They get to literally decide the fate of someone's life. This seems to give support to the proposition that in 1714, when Queen Anne died, the judges wore black mourning garb according to the wishes of the King, and have worn it ever since. The new guide suggested judges wear black robes with a fur trim during the winter and violet or scarlet robes that feature pink taffeta for the summer. Barbara Johnson talks about that and more below.
You can catch her on live as she answers your questions and offers clear and concise answers to your legal questions. But English judges also wore colorful robes and ornate wigs—a tradition that was not adopted in the United States. Quirk of the construction of the room, I guess. Marinated with the makings of sizzle, the book is filled with the courts' tricks and traps for the unwary---to alert the readers both why their law cases failed and what must be done to effect court reform. Thank you to the author. Judicial robes are a lot like the gowns worn to graduations, so the scholarly connection may prove superior.
They can restructure or avoid all types of property rights and entites. Check out the book and meet the lady behind the Black Robe! I first wore one in 1975 when I became a trial judge in Arizona. In effect, we, as citizens, are divided and conquered in ways articulated here by Johnson, and we need to pay attention. Barbara should be proud of, and honored for, this informative work and all it represents. It is a disgrace that no one in the goverment has said enough is enough. Here is a great article on the subject written by Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor: In pertinent part: It is surprising to me how little we know about where this plain black judicial uniform comes from. Second, it is violently opposed.
Comments on this site are moderated. Kaplan and maybe he was the one who was out to sink her for the contents of her website. I don't consider it cool though. Paying a lawyer in Connecticut or having one in Connecticut might prevent a defendant from getting a fair trial and justice. She also occasionally accents her robe by wearing a scarf or a necklace. Laws, court rules and court customs are different from state to state. Quirk of the construction of the room, I guess.
He didn't cook up the story about Iolanthe until years later. Quirk of the construction of the room, I guess. It shows that all of us judges are engaged in upholding the Constitution and the rule of law. Originally posted by Rob Banzai: When Rehnquist added those stripes to his sleeves I wanted to slap him in the mouth. The third song is going to be the song from our alienated children to their alienating parents.
They get to literally decide the fate of someone's life. In her years as a practicing family law attorney, Johnson will take you by the hand and show you how things like these can happen, are happening, and how, in large part, it all goes to the old but still growing problem of judicial abuse in the courts, on a very local and personal level, and the complicity of the federal government in nurturing and funding this constitutional and social catastrophe that has the potential of victimizing any one of us at any time in our life. The real problem in family court lies in a societal lack of family values of marriage, commitment, and respect for moral values. It is a job Anybody can do. A compromise agreement was reached: judges would wear black robes, but they would not use wigs. Register a Free 1 month Trial Account.
But for civil cases, they often wore black silk robes. About the Author: Johnson lives life her way. Simpson of Manhattan, New York has admitted to forgoing the robe altogether in favor of a lime green suit on occasion. They are the ones who decide to sentence a man to death, or throw him in the klink for life. As a twenty-plus year paralegal I was riveted to this book, its storylines, and the legal strategies. Apparently, the Founding Fathers also debated judicial dress. The author, who clearly knows her stuff is the first to really expose the major inadiquacies in our Judicial system.